I thought of this thread when this came across my desk this morning..
Barksdale Air Force Base
Location: Bossier City , La.
Population: 5,372 active-duty; 1,534 reservists; 7,125 family members; 1,288 civilians
Size: 22,000 acres
Regional economic cost of base closing (first year): $753.8 million
Barksdale is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing, the largest bomb wing in the Air Force's Global Strike Command. It is on a constant ready signal to send military aircraft overseas. Other bases, including in Montana and Virginia , could take over some of its operations if the base is trimmed or shut.
seems Barksdale is on the short list of closures/furloughs when the sequestration lands.. there are six more bases on that list of 'first to get nailed', and it's also on the list for 'long term' economic savings- which also puts it on the hit list.